IZIP E3 Peak Electric Bike Video, Pictures, & Specs

The IZIP E3 Peak; a 27.5" wheel e-mountain bike with mid drive motor, 48V mid mount battery, up to 28 mph, & more!

The IZIP E3 Peak; a 27.5″ wheel e-mountain bike with mid drive motor, 48V mid mount battery, up to 28 mph, & more!

The new 2014 IZIP E3 Peak mid drive electric mountain bike has arrived for testing and review!

Currie Technologies has really gone all out with this new high speed (28 mph) e-mtb that features a 350 watt mid drive motor, 48V mid mount lithium battery, 27.5″ (650b) wheels, RockShox suspension fork, and more!

In this first part of the review there are a BUNCH of detailed pictures and specifications to get you familiar with the Peak.

The IZIP E3 Peak is priced at $3,000 USD at the time of this review.

Part 2 of the IZIP E3 Peak review will give you info on ride characteristics, results from the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts on this e-bike.

Alright, let’s get into the details of the IZIP E3 Peak electric mountain bike!

Checkout the Video & Pictures of the IZIP E3 Peak

 

The IZIP E3 Peak; a 27.5" wheel e-mountain bike with mid drive motor, 48V mid mount battery, up to 28 mph, & more!

The IZIP E3 Peak; a 27.5″ wheel e-mountain bike with mid drive motor, 48V mid mount battery, up to 28 mph, & more!

 

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The IZIP E3 Peak uses a 6061 aluminum for the frame. The welds look solid and the oversized head tube is a nice feature for this e-mtb. Also note the internal cable routing; clean!

 

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Here is a close up of the IZIP E3 Peak mid drive motor and battery location. Note how centered and low these components are. This provides for a well balanced e-bike and nice overall handling. The mid drive motor also allows for easy wheel removal, when compared to hub motors.

 

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This is the 350 watt mid drive motor from TransX. While 350 watts of power may not sound like much when compared to hub motors, it actually is because that 350 watts is being leveraged through the gears of the bike. Mid drive motors allow you to climb almost any hill. This is evident by the 73 Nm of torque that this motor can provide! In comparison, hub motors are generally maxing out around 40 Nm. Besides climbing almost any hill, this motor will assist you up to 28 mph in pedal assist mode; a nice feature for getting around town quickly.

 

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Here is the other side of the TransX mid drive motor. The Peak has 4 levels of pedal assist in addition to a throttle boost option. The pedal assist function uses 3 different sensor inputs: torque sensor, cadence sensor, and wheel speed sensor. It is impressive to see how many metrics the Peak is measuring; this is like the Bosch mid drive systems.

 

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The 48V 8.7ah (417 Wh) lithium battery sits neatly on the downtube of the Peak frame. The battery is locked onto the frame but it can be easily removed (with supplied key) for charging or storage indoors.

 

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At the top of the battery is the battery on/off button, battery level indicator, and the lock.

 

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This the battery charging port with the weather seal removed. As you can see, charging takes 4-6 hours.

 

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The battery charger for the Peak is about the size of a laptop computer charger. The battery can be charged while it is on or off the bike.

 

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The battery has been unlocked and removed from the frame with the included key.

 

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You can see that the Peak’s battery and charger are pretty compact and won’t take up much room in your house or work place.

 

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Here is the “cockpit” of the IZIP E3 Peak with the new LCD display front and center. On the left is the control pad.

 

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The large and clear LCD display provides easy to read info like current speed, trip distance, odometer, battery level, pedal assist level, and…………estimated range! The estimated range is a feature that some of the new IZIP bikes are offering and it will calculate how much range you have left based on your current assist level and the current battery level. Pretty cool! The display also has a backlight for easy visibility in low light conditions or while riding at night. An ambient light sensor will detect low light and automatically turn on the backlight; high tech!

 

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On the left side of the handlebar is the control pad and the front Tektro Auriga E-Comp hydraulic disc brake lever with motor cut-off switch. When the brake levers are engaged, the assist will stop thanks to the motor cut-off switch. The lock on grips from Velo are a nice upgrade on the Peak as they provide a solid grip attachment to the handlebars.

 

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From the control pad you can increase (+) or decrease (-) the pedal assist levels (1 through 4). The upper right button manually turns the display backlight on/off. The lower right button is the bike on/off button and it can set the bike to “0” assist mode (no assist). The center button cycles through information on the display like: current speed, trip distance, odometer, and range. This control pad is easy to use because it is close to the grip on the left side of the handlebars.

 

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On the right side of the bars you will find the Tektro Auriga E-Comp rear hydraulic disc brake lever w/motor cut-off switch, SRAM X7 9 speed rear derailleur shifter, twist grip throttle, and Velo lock on grip. On the Peak, the throttle is used as a boost to your pedal assist, which means you need to be pedaling. It will provide 100% assist (level 4) even if you are in a lower pedal assist level. The throttle can be used with or without pedaling up to 6 mph as an assist to getting started on steep hills or when navigating difficult terrain.

 

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Here is another view of the Tektro Auriga E-Comp rear hydraulic disc brake lever and the twist grip throttle.

 

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The Peak comes equipped with the RockShox XC30 suspension fork with 100mm of travel. You can also see the rugged tread of the 27.5″ x 2.10″ CST Patrol tires. The Peak is using the relatively new 27.5″ (650b) wheel size that a lot of mountain bikes are using these days. The 27.5″ wheels are the mid size between the 26″ and 29″ wheels and they offer the ability to roll over obstacles similar to a 29er with similar agility of a 26″ wheel.

 

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The RockShox XC30 suspension fork has a lockout feature which is nice for smooth roads where you want to maximize pedaling efficiency.

 

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This is the front Tektro Auriga E-Sub hydraulic disc brake with 180mm rotors. Hydraulic disc brakes are a nice touch, especially since the Peak that can assist up to 28mph!

 

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And here is a view of the rear Tektro Auriga E-Sub hydraulic disc brake with 180mm rotor. Rear wheel removal is very easy because of the mid drive motor. Just open the quick release lever and remove the wheel.

 

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This is the SRAM X7 9 speed rear derailleur. The SRAM cogset has 11-34T range, which provides a nice array of gears for climbing hills and flying along the flats.

 

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The Welgo pedals on the Peak have a wide platform, grippy surface, and narrow profile for riding on or off road.

 

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The saddle on the Peak is a performance style saddle with a narrow profile. This a good style for riding in rough terrain or while cranking on the pedals.

 

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The IZIP E3 Peak ready to roll!

 

IZIP E3 Peak Electric Bike Specifications

Frame:  Aluminum 6061 frame with internal cable routing.

Fork:  Rockshox XC30 suspension fork with 100mm of travel and a lockout option.

Motor: 350 watt mid drive motor from TransX with pedal assist up to 28 mph.

Battery:  Lithium-ion 48V 8.7Ah (417 watt hours)

Assist Options:  Pedal assist (torque sensor, cadence sensor, and speed sensor) with levels 0-4 and/or twist grip throttle.

Display:  LCD with backlight and multi-funtion cycle computer: current speed, trip distance, odometer, and estimated range.

Drivetrain:  SRAM X7 9 speed with 11-34T cogset.

Brakeset:  Tektro Auriga E-Sub hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors.

Tires:  27.5″ x 2.10″ CST Patrol mountain bike tires.

Accessories:  Reflectors.

Colors: Black

Sizes: Medium and Large.

Weight:  49 pounds

Price: $3,000 USD at the time of this review.

Here is a link to the specifications page of the IZIP E3 Peak electric bike.

Now, checkout part 2 of the IZIP E3 Peak review with info on the ride characteristics, the range test, pros, cons, and overall thoughts!

-Pete

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Comments

  1. Folliguet Francis says

    Magnifique !

    Beautiful photos of details, Pete.

    Message in air : Larry, it’s soon my birthday 🙂

    Francis.

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